Main Line Commodore User Group

Newsletter


September 2010 Issue 340

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 210

MEETING STARTS - 09:30 -- SEPTEMBER 11th


UPCOMING MEETING

MAIN MEETING TOPIC: CALIBRE - eBOOK MANAGER

We all know about e-book readers like the Nook & Kindle that you can hold in your hands, but how do you keep track of your expanding book collection? Especially your non-copy protected books. What do you do if you find a book you want that is in an incompatible file format with your physical reader? Do you keep looking for a compatible copy? Do you or would you like to subscribe to e-magazines and e-newspapers, but don't because you can't take them with you on your physical reader? Do you ever have a need to do some serious reporting based on the e-books your read? Do you find reading e-books with a desktop reader uncomfortable because you can't lean back to read?

Well, Tom J may show you a way that you can address all these issues with a desktop e-book manager called Calibre. As an e-manager, it is much more than just a reader. It has features and capabilities that surpass desktop readers like Kindle Desktop, Nook Desktop, GooReader, Adobe Digital Editions, Stanza, and others. However, the caveat is that it is limited to handling non-copy protected e-books.

For a video preview of Calibre, take a minute or so to visit the website at http://calibre-ebook.com/ .

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

1) Club membership entitles you to receive a hard copy of the newsletter and access to our email list server, which is run for the benefit of our members. Please do not hesitate to post club and computer related notices and problems to it. If we can't solve your problem remotely, we can be alerted to it ahead of the monthly meeting where more hands-on may help resolve your problem.

2) A few of the regular attendees usually partake of lunch at the Country Squire Diner in Broomall near the intersection of Routes 3 and 320, and recently at the Campus Corner Restaurant near the intersection of Routes 30 and 320 just off the Villanova University campus. So, after the meeting, why not join us? It's an opportunity to get more help and to discuss our common interests.

3) Help MLCUG go ``Green''. We issue this newsletter by both electronic means through our email list server and in hardcopy format. If you find yourself not reading the hardcopy, PLEASE inform John D, the editor, so that you will only receive the electronic version.

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LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Attendance: 10 people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, August 14th.

Main Meeting Round Table Q&A: We began last month's meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements: